Donate now to preserve your heritage
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We are working selflessly to create a museum that preserves the cultural and spiritual knowledge for ALL Indians regardless of faith, ethnicity or geographic location. This is a noble, but a very difficult project, as there is no tradition of private museums in India. Private or government endowments are very difficult to obtain.
Thus,we need YOUR help. This museum is built on a shoestring budget and bills keep pouring in, while donations are very scant. When you donate to the Chattrapati Shivaji museum, you are joining us in the mission to preserve our true history. Your donations go directly towards the expenses shown below. By helping the study of India's past you are directly contributing to its future.
FACT is a registered Trust with Indian (80G) & US 501(c)3 tax exemption.Your generous donations are tax deductible. For directly transferring money use the account below.
Bank – HDFC. Name on account: FACT. IFCS code: HDFC0000407. Account No: 04071450000237
If you prefer to mail a check them use either of the two addresses based on your currency and location:
1) Francois Gautier, 41 Jorbagh, 1st floor New Delhi 11003
2) Mrs Chandrakala Kamath, 18 Delaware Crossing Somerset NJ 08873, USA. Mobile +1 (609) 240-3394
Be sure to let us know your physical address or an email so that we can send a receipt.
Click on link below to pay online via the State Bank of India https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm.
- Click check box and click on proceed
- State of corporate/Institution- select All India
- Type of corporate/Institution- select Charitable Institutions
- Click on Go
- Charitable Institution Name- select ‘FACT’.
- Click on Submit
- Select payment category- ‘Donation’
- the fields for donation will appear.
Cost and donation is mentioned in dollars only as an indicator. You can use any international credit card and it will convert to respective currency including INR.
|Approx summary of incurred and planned expenses|
|Landscaping barren land||$13,000|
|Dig two wells and pond||$10,000|
|Bharat mata temple||$45,000|
|Shivaji maharaj building||$45,000|
|Reception, Exhibition hall and TV room||$15,000|
|Total money spent so far||$143,000|
|Recurring operating expense||Cost|
|Salary for staff of 8||$2,000|
|Other admin and operating expenses||$300|
|Total monthly expense||$2,300|
|Future planned work||Cost|
|Foundation work for 3 story building||$50,000|
|Construction work for modern structure, amphitheater, parking, cafeteria etc.||$200,000|
|20 exhibitions with rare paintings and artifacts costing $40,000 each||$800,000|
|20 movies for the TV hall costing $1000 each||$20,000|
|Total planned expense||$1,070,000|